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The Shuttle USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

Newsletter Edition

“We are Legend”

December 9, 2011 Issue

Anchors Aweigh!

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory White

From the chain lockers to the foc’sle, two decks above the windlass that controls their movement, each 1,080 ft anchor chain runs around the wildcats (rotating gears that help to guide them), across the deck and through the hawespipes. Just on the other side of the hawespipes, outside the confines of the ship’s bulkheads, a 60,000 lb. anchor hangs freely above the water’s edge from each chain, port and starboard. “The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is conducting a precision anchorage drill, (today, Dec. 6)” said Chief Boatswain’s Mate Darrell J. Cannella, the leading petty officer of the ship’s Deck department. “It incorporates the navigation detail getting a precise location of latitude and longitude charted,” said Cannella. “This location serves as an anchorage point. If we successfully anchor there, we know we are within a safe swing circle so we will not hit other vessels.” The morning of Dec. 6, the foc’sle was fully manned by the sea and anchor detail. Sailors properly attired in hardhats, goggles, earplugs and other personal protective equipment (PPE) performed various tasks. They took on the roles of “brakemen,” “deck riggers,” “pin and hammer men,” “phone talkers,” “petty officer in charge” and more. “Anytime we anchor we will have our pant legs tucked in and battle dressed, rings and watches off, helmets on, chin strap fastened, and eye protection on,” said Cannella. “Also, when the chain comes out the decibels are pretty high so we need to have hearing protection in.” “Safety is paramount,” said Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class John M. Maynard, the petty officer in charge of the sea and anchor detail. “In everything we do, a safety brief has to be conducted. Only after a safety brief has been conducted and everyone knows what their job is and what they are required to do can we move into executing

the operation.” Both Cannella and Maynard agreed that approaching anchorage is a very important task with many risk factors, making it potentially dangerous. “It requires stoppers on each anchor that consist of 400-plus pound pelican hooks attached to chains almost as heavy,” said Maynard. The stoppers are mounted outboard of the anchor chains and the pelican hooks are locked to the links of the anchor chain to hold it in place. “Placement and removal of stoppers along with manually engaging and disengaging the brake and windlass is done by hand, with the exception of using the bridge crane, to assist in lifting and setting the heavy stoppers… so it can be pretty dangerous,” Photo by MCSN Gregory White said Cannella. Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Douglas S. Biggs "mans Seaman Rocco F. Pagano, the the stroke" aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise pin man for the sea and anchor (CVN 65). Douglas operated the lowering hoist (stroke) detail during the precision during underway training operations. anchorage drill, said that a “deck rigger” has to be especially careful because or the brake fails. they must be “hands-on” with the chain “Communication and trust are the while preparing for, and finishing, the key factors in successfully approaching process. anchorage,” said Maynard. “I wear a safety harness because I am The sea and anchor detail communicates the pin man,” said Pagano. “If I remove the with the Navigation department, which pin that closes the stopper onto the anchor keeps the detail updated on the distance to chain and for some reason that chain begins the anchorage point by calling out “yards to to freefall, the other guys here have to be anchorage.” able to pull me back, hopefully before (the Communication with the Engineering chain) takes me with it.” department is also vital, as they must know Maynard said there are only three things when to engage and disengage machinery, keeping the 30-ton anchors in place. The such as the windlass, which controls the first is the windlass, which controls hoisting chain mechanically. and lowering the anchors at certain speeds The sea and anchor detail also has to when it is engaged. communicate with one another when the The brake can be applied using the hand chain is to be controlled through sheer wheel and the hydraulic lever. manpower. The final thing keeping the anchors in “It’s a very respective relationship place are the stoppers, which take equal between man and machinery,” said strain and add support in case the windlass Maynard.


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Big E Happenings Upcoming MWR Events: • Fri., 9 Dec. at 2000Movie Night, showing: “The Bounty Hunter” • Sat., 10 Dec. at 2000 Open Play Games • Tues., 13 Dec. 20-2300 Modern Warfare Tournament • Wed., 15 Dec. at 2000 Karaoke Night All Events Held on the Aft Mess Decks

U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Randy Savarese

USNS Bighorn (T-AO 198) as seen alongside the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during an underway replenishment (unrep) Dec. 7. Enterprise conducts unreps while underway in order to obtain supplies and fuel for extented periods at sea.

Command Climate Assessment A Command Climate Assessment is a tool that is used in order to determine the health, functional effectiveness, and mission readiness of the command. These surveys provide the crew the opportunity to say what they want. Participants can write comments, which the command leadership will read. Discovering what the crew likes and dislikes about the organization is a necessity because without these comments, the command cannot make positive changes. Enterprise will conduct its command climate assessment beginning Dec. 9. Look for an All Hands e-mail containing the web address and password needed to complete the assessment.

Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Foreign object damage is damage caused to aircraft by any debris (including screws, wire, buttons, etc.). It can cause significant harm not only to equipment, but also to personnel and the mission as a whole. It can be prevented. It is the responsibility of every Sailor to make sure FOD does not occur aboard our legendary ship.

ESWS Question of the Day Q: What was the significance of the Battle of Coral Sea? Answer will be in tomorrows issue

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Around the World Karzai ramps up pressure on Pakistan over massacre

By Nick Paton Walsh and Masoud Papalzai , for CNN Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai put pressure on Pakistan Wednesday to help investigate an unprecedented attack on Shiite Muslim worshippers in Kabul a day earlier, saying his country would pursue the probe “with all the power we have.” A militant group based in Pakistan claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed at least 56 people on Tuesday, the Shiite holy day of Ashura. “To kill children on Ashura is to be an enemy to humanity. To kill Muslims on Ashura is to be an enemy to Islam,” Karzai said, calling the massacre “unique in Afghan history.” “Lashkar-e-Jangvi has announced they are our enemies and of Afghans and Islam and humanity,” Karzai said while visiting a hospital to meet survivors of the attack. “We will follow it very seriously and will definitely pursue it with the government of Pakistan because it relates to our lives and the lives of these children lying in the hospital,” the youngest of whom was a boy one and a half years old, he said. Karzai has not confirmed the group carried out the attack, spokesman Aimal Faizi emphasized, but based his remarks on their claim they did. The mass-scale sectarian attack on Shiite worshipers was unlike anything the country has seen in its decade-long war -- in contrast to Iraq, where violence between Shiites and Sunnis has been a major feature of the conflict. At least 193 were wounded in addition to those killed when a suicide bomber detonated a device at a Shiite shrine in Kabul on Tuesday, Afghan Health Ministry spokesman Kargar Norughli said. Four people also were killed in a Tuesday explosion at a roundabout on a busy street in Mazar-e Sharif, the provincial capital of Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, police official Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said. Another 21 were wounded in that attack. “The enemies tried to spread fear in this

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press

important holiday in the city,” Ahmadzai said. It was not immediately clear whether the attack in Mazar-e Sharif was linked to the attack in Kabul. Karzai also strongly condemned an attack in Helmand province on Wednesday, he said in a statement. At least 19 people, including women and children, were killed when their bus hit a roadside mine Wednesday, said Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province. Their bus was traveling from provincial capital Lashkar Gah to Sangin district in the south of the restive province, he said. He said he did not know whether the civilians were the target of the roadside mine planted by the Taliban. Karzai canceled a visit to the United Kingdom after the Tuesday blasts. A spokesman for the Afghan Embassy in London said Karzai had been due in London late Tuesday from Germany but was flying back to Afghanistan. Megan Ellis, a U.S. Embassy spokeswoman in Kabul, said Wednesday that an American was among the dead. She added that consular officials were in touch with the family, who would need to consent to the release of further details. The Taliban denied involvement in Tuesday’s attacks. A man identifying himself as a spokesman for Lashkar-e-Jangvi al Almi, a group with links to al Qaeda and the Pakistan Taliban, made the claim of responsibility in a call to Radio Mashaal, a Pashtolanguage station in Pakistan sponsored by the U.S. government. Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. Hussein’s death in battle in Karbala, Iraq, in 680, is one of the events that helped create the schism between Sunnis and Shiites, the two main Muslim religious movements. Shiites are a minority presence in Afghanistan, which is predominantly Sunni.

New rifts on Euro emerge By the New York Times Staff

Disagreements over how to enforce better economic discipline and centralized oversight over nations in the European Union emerged on Wednesday, the day before a crucial summit meeting on the euro crisis. French officials promised not to leave Brussels until a “powerful” deal was reached to save the euro. But senior German officials expressed more pessimism, saying that Berlin opposed a “quick fix” agreement. Instead, they insisted on full treaty changes and disagreed with the idea of combining two bailout funds, one temporary and one permanent, to create a larger pot of money to protect Italy and Spain. Britain said that it would ask for special protections if there were any treaty changes, raising the possibility that changes would be limited to the 17 nations of the euro zone and those who want to join, and not to all 27 members of the European Union. German officials sounded the toughest, seeing this summit meeting as a chance to achieve permanent changes to the way the euro is managed, an important goal for them. The Germans want firmer debt limits and sanctions for violators written into the treaty.

China builds naval power By Agence France- Presse

China's navy has hundreds of vessels at its disposal, among them nuclear submarines and an aircraft carrier, but it still does not come close to the huge naval firepower wielded by the United States. Chinese President Hu Jintao called Tuesday for the country's navy to "make extended preparations for military combat,” further fuelling fears over Beijing's ambitions in the highly strategic maritime area that surrounds it. The United States, which recently reasserted its role as a Pacific power and said it will post troops in Australia, responded by saying China had the right to develop its military capabilities, but should do so "transparently". China maintains a high level of secrecy around its People's Liberation Army, the largest armed force in the world with an estimated 2.3 million troops. Around 300,000 of those are thought to serve in the navy, which comprises three fleets and has around 30 large missile destroyers, half a dozen nuclear-powered attack submarines and a small number of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. This year it unveiled its first aircraft carrier, a 300-metre-long (990-foot) former Soviet naval vessel that had its first sea trial on August 10. Hemmed in by an arc of powerful rivals in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, China suffers from severely limited access to the oceans that surround it. "The Chinese are conducting their modernization process with no recent combat experience, no experience in fighting the kind of informationised war they are preparing to fight."


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December 9, 2011 Movie Schedule

Sailor of the Day Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Rick Oxley

Photo by MC2 Michael L. Croft

IT2 Oxley of CS-2 Division, an Information Assurance Technician fron Denver, Colorado, joined the Navy four years ago to see the world. To Oxley, the most rewarding aspect of his job is the valuable experience and training he can use for his future. He plans to use his Navy experience to become a civilian IT in the government sector, utilizing the skills he learned throughtout his rewarding Navy career.

Channel & Show

Air Times

Channel 6: Paranormal Activity 2 The Open Road The Great Debaters No Country for Old Men Twilight

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Channel 7: Extract Aliens in the Attic It’s Complicated W. Speed Racer

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Channel 8: Avatar (Part A) Avatar (Part B) The Rock The Mist Tron: Legacy

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Big E Game Room

Down 1 Soot particle 2 Arizona Indian 3 Butterfingers’ exclamation 4 Foreshadow 5 Fix firmly 6 Old Tokyo 7 Aswan Dam river 8 Senile one 9 Distinguished politicians 10 Abbreviate 11 Sunflower 12 Disney’s Little Mermaid 13 Courts 18 Hold sway 22 Biblical witch’s home 24 Fairy tale villain 26 Baseball arbiters 27 Rescue 28 Step on the gas 30 Saul’s general 32 Having no set limits 34 Bidding, old-style 35 Big Apple ballpark 37 Exhibited brilliance 38 Laze in the tub 41 Plant runner 43 Later edition 45 Idle 46 Meat treat 47 Asian prince 49 Jugs 50 Hoods’ rods 51 “Crazy Love” singer 53 Leisurely 54 Besides 55 Afflictions 58 Bear lair

Across 1 Visit the mall 5 Tears apart 10 “Arms and the Man” playwright 14 Heath-covered tract 15 Dingbat 16 Admired one 17 Burkina Faso, formerly 19 Medley

20 Sniffler’s need 21 Diners 23 Choir part 25 Avis offering 26 Customary practice 29 1853 land purchaser 31 Ceremonial staff 32 Globe 33 Calendar pages 36 Polyvinyl chloride

37 “The Faerie Queen” poet 39 Chuckle sound 40 Be het up 42 Countless years 43 Artful dodge 44 Beethoven overture 46 Roman goddess of the hearth 47 Junket ingredient 48 Board and lodging

50 Fragrant flower 52 Poland’s capital 56 Barely open 57 “Underworld” author 59 M. Hulot’s creator 60 Geological ridge 61 Be a snoop 62 Author Silverstein 63 College VIPs 64 Pairs


Anchors Aweigh!